Book Review: Cupcakes, Lies, And Dead Guys

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Cupcakes, Lies, And Dead Guys by Pamela Dumond
Genre: Mystery
ISBN: 978-0982144374
Published: November 08, 2010
Publisher: Krill Press
Pages: 318


Moving from Wisconsin to sunny Los Angeles was the frosting on the cake of Annie Graceland’s perfect life. Her boutique bakery business was blossoming, she was happily married to a handsome, ambitious actor, and they were planning to have a baby. Besides her derelict friends, the only thing that got Annie in serious trouble was her smidge of psychic ability: feeling other people’s sensations in her own body. She hated experiencing someone else’s peanut butter addiction, foot fetish, or murderous rage. Thank God, her psychic curse only kicked in when she was stressed. When Annie discovers her husband is possibly cheating with oh-so-famous, self-help author, Dr. Fuller, Fuller ends up dead, poisoned with one of Annie’s signature cupcakes, and she becomes a prime murder suspect. When the not-so-good Doctor’s ghost doesn’t pass to the After-Life and is stuck on earth, Fuller decides to recruit, (aka, haunt), a live personal assistant to investigate and bring his killer to justice. Who better to help than Annie? Now Annie is not only stuck with the most irritating ghost in the world, but is forced to spy on, and infiltrate the lives of Hollywood’s elite; the motley crew of suspects who wanted Fuller dead. Was it the porn star, the trophy wife, the talent manager, the personal trainer? Will Annie survive the L.A. whackos who wanted Fuller dead before she is whacked by the real killer?

My Thoughts

It is most unfortunate that I really did not enjoy this book at all. I tried, really I did but I guess it just was not for me. In saying that, if you are interested in it, give it a try for yourself and see what you think.

Annie is an aspiring baker and hands out her goodies to those all around her. She is married to a cheater and what Annie finds out is that the other “woman” is actually a man, a doctor her husband has been cheating with.

The Dr. ends up murdered but he does not pass on into the next life, he is caught, still in this world trying to figure out who his killer is.

It really was crazy and wacky, sometimes hard to follow. There were moments that I laughed out loud, all is not terrible with this book. It could have been great but I lost interest early on and could not wait to finish it.

I do not recommend this book.



5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shannon W. April 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Hummm the title is catchy but the content does not seem very interesting.
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  2. nonna ivana April 13, 2011 at 2:17 am - Reply


    I think I’d have not read the book to the end…
    It is too complicated…I prefer a good classic crime!

    HAve a great Wednesday!!!

    See you…hugs!!!
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  3. parsnip April 14, 2011 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Love the Title but I have such a stack of books to read… I think I’ll pass on this one.
    I wanted to ask if you do go Japan where do the dogs go to live ? Can you take them ?

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Cuzinlogic April 15, 2011 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Great title and concept, but it sound like there is too much going on in the storyline.
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